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ProfileTrial Attorney III The candidate will manage a commercial and personal insurance defense caseload for Nationwide in the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama. The candidate may reside in either southern Alabama or the Florida Panhandle. Will work remotely from home and report to a Managing attorney in either Florida or Alabama. Provides legal representation for clients in matters of higher-risk. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in all courts and agencies. Communicates with Claims and clients. Provides related legal advice and services Fosters and develops relationships with Claims. Might assist in mentoring other trial attorneys and paralegals. Leads or works directly on high risk and/or complicated legal matters, representing clients in trials or hearings before courts or agencies, including appeals and arbitrations. May be specialized in one or more areas of law or lines of business. May handle cases at an appellate level and/or in Federal Court. Reviews and evaluates cases and lawsuits. Maintains billable hour requirement. Prepares and tries cases of high complexity and exposure in all courts and agencies, including cases involving toxic substances, extensive injuries, permanent injuries and/or ongoing treatment. Cases may involve inflammatory factors (DUI, death of a child, egregious behavior). Works with client and claims to establish, communicates and implements Litigation Plan. Keeps client and Claims fully informed. Obtains meaningful discovery, takes depositions, and participates in motions practice as warranted. Recognizes, participates and promotes settlement opportunities. Negotiates as authorized; settlement value requires adjuster¿s second level manager approval. Demonstrated proficiency interpreting Insurance contracts and coverage issues. Follows established NTD Best Practices Guidelines; may conduct training for Claims. Fosters and develops relationship with Claims; has contact with Claims management. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have JD degree or equivalent. Must be currently licensed as an attorney in an appropriate U.S. Jurisdiction. Must have 8+ years of relevant civil litigation, trial experience and/or agency hearing representation experience. Must have significant expertise in a specialized area of law. Engages in complex legal practices and procedures.
Job ID: 49503
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
P.O. Box 147080
Gainesville, FL 32614-7080